Exciting news!  We’ve decided that June will be the month of Freerolls (what’s a Freeroll?).  Every single day for the rest of this month, we will have a different Freeroll tournament going on!

Here’s the lineup:

Today, 6/20 – Spider Solitaire
Tomorrow, 6/21 – Odd One Out
Friday, 6/22 – Sushi Stick
Saturday, 6/23 – Gluey
Sunday, 6/24 – Marina Mayhem
Monday, 6/25 – Crystal Golf Solitaire
Tuesday, 6/26 – Blackbeard’s Assault
Wednesday, 6/27 – Colorbot
Thursday, 6/28 – Jolly Jong Classic
Friday, 6/29 – Monkey Trouble 2
Saturday, 6/30 – Word Search

Happy gaming!

A Freeroll a day…

What’s a Freeroll?

A Freeroll is an awesome type of tournament.  Why is it so awesome?  Well, because…

  • This type of tournament has $0 entry cost
  • This type of tournament has a cash jackpot prize
  • Only Premium Members can enter into a Freeroll tournament
  • Often, but not always, we will hold 100% payout Freerolls, in which every single entrant wins a portion of the prize.  So, you pay nothing to play, and you’re guaranteed a prize.  Woo!

How awesome is that?

Scheduled Maintenance 6/12/12

Hello Skillizens!

We’re going to be taking Skillville Games offline to be performing some maintenance.  Our expected timeline is from 1130 PST – 1330 PST.

During this time tournament game play will be unavailable.  Check back here for updates.

How it Works

First-timer?  This is the post for you.  We will describe, step-by-step, how Skillville Games works, what we’re all about, and some of the cool things that you can do on the site.

First step, watch this video.  It will give you a high-level overview of Skillville Games so you can get an initial grasp of what we do.

So, you want to play in a tournament?

One of the main reasons why players come to SkillvilleGames.com is to compete in skill gaming tournaments.  Skill gaming tournaments are head-to-head, asynchronous, and skill-based.  Players are competing against each other, fairly, in games that are played solitarily (such as Solitaire or Brick Breaker) to compete for cash and prizes.

The way that you compete in a tournament is by:

  1. Selecting the game that you would like to compete in.  We’ve got lots to choose from, so we’ve broken the games down into categories for easy browsing.  We’ve got Action Games, Strategy Games, Logic and Puzzle Games, and Arcade Games.  What type of games do you like to play?

  2. Choosing the tournament that you would like to compete in.  We’ve got tournaments for all levels of risk takers.  Do you want to compete for cash or just Skill Tokens?  Maybe you don’t want to wager anything at all — no problem!  We’ve got tournaments for you too!


    Remember: the higher the entry cost of the tournament, the higher the jackpot tends to be.  The entry costs of the tournaments are what create the jackpot that you’re competing for.  Makes sense, no?  If you want to deposit money into your account to compete for cash prizes, head over to our Deposit page!
  3. Playing the game.  After you’ve chosen the game and tournament that suits you, you play the game.  You get the exact same game layout as the other players that you are competing against.

    Your score is then recorded in the tournament, and then compared with the scores of the other players in the tournament.  The player with the highest score receives the jackpot that your entry costs, combined, created.

So, you want to win prizes in Treasure Hunt?

Treasure Hunt is an awesome way to get some extra cash and Skill Token prizes.  It’s pretty simple, really.  Treasure Hunt is a map with prizes hidden in it.  How do you find them?  By clicking around the map, of course!  When you click, you receive hints that tell you how close you are to a prize.  Follow the hints to the Treasure!

So, you want to trade your Skill Tokens in for a prize?

So, we know that by playing in tournaments and searching around in Treasure Hunt you can earn Skill Tokens.  But what’s so awesome about Skill Tokens?  Answer: you can trade them in for real prizes!  All you have to do is head over to our Prizes section, select the prize that you want, spend your Skill Tokens on the prize by clicking “Redeem”, and voila!  Prize redeemed!  **Note: we manually distribute prizes, so you can expect to have the prize within 3-5 business days if it is bonus cash for the website, and a little bit longer if it is a material prize.

What’s the difference between VIP and Premium?

We’ve been seeing some confusion around town with the difference between VIP and Premium status.  So, we wanted to clear that up for you guys.  

  • VIP:
    - Pays $6.99/month
    - Has access to exclusive Freeroll tournaments
    - Has priority withdrawals
    - Has extra clicks on the TH
    - Does not necessarily need to be Premium member 
     
  • Premium:
    - Has deposited funds into their account 
    - Can compete in cash wagering tournaments 

Pretty easy, no?  Any questions?

Arrgh, matey! Find me prizes in Treasure Hunt!

Arrgh, matey! Find me prizes in Treasure Hunt!

Just kidding. I don’t talk like that. Why? Because I’m a smart, well-educated pirate. So smart, in fact, that I’ve been able to amass over 2,000 pieces of treasure. Smarter still, I’ve hidden the treasure all over the world! The only way to find it is by following the hints on the Treasure Hunt Map. Some of the more awesome prizes that can be found by following the hints on the map:

  • 500 Skill Tokens
  • 1000 Skill Tokens
  • $2.50
  • $5
  • $10

Can you find my treasure?

Friday Fix

Well, it’s that time of the week again… TGIF! After a long week of hard work, it is nice to sit down and play and win a couple of cash games or games for Skill Tokens, isn’t it?  We’ve been working hard all week too, actively fixing glitches to make the site run even better.  We sincerely appreciate you putting up with them and letting us know about them so that we can get them all fixed up and make your gaming experience even better.

Here are the updates for this week:

  • Removed the scroll bar from the Tournament Results Page
  • Put the navigation bar on the top of the page
  • Added Facebook share option to Tournament Results page
  • Changed Captcha on registration page

Be sure to let us know when you come across something that doesn’t work or look quite right. We’ll work on getting it fixed asap.

Friday Fix

Well, it’s that time of the week again… TGIF! After a long week of hard work, it is nice to sit down and play and win a couple of cash games or games for Skill Tokens, isn’t it?  We’ve been working hard all week too, actively fixing glitches to make the site run even better.  We sincerely appreciate you putting up with them and letting us know about them so that we can get them all fixed up and make your gaming experience even better.

Here are the updates for this week:

  • Fixed the Error Page
  • About Us, Terms & Conditions, and Privacy Policy pages restyled. Font is no longer tiny and illegible, it no longer says SkillAddiction anywhere and some spacing issues addressed.
  • Corrected more page titles
  • Fixed placement of the VIP button on the Deposit page.
  • Fixed the layout of the Offers page. Removed the iframe so that everything shows. combined the three sections visually by replacing the gaps with horizontal rules. Fixed page width issues.  Essentially, it looks prettier now.
  • Fixed text color on the registration page so that it is more legible.

Be sure to let us know when you come across something that doesn’t work or look quite right. We’ll work on getting it fixed asap.

Beginner or Pro? Which way do you go?

We’ve been putting out new tournaments to make sure that everyone has a tournament to play in.  No matter how much experience you have, you can still play and win!  May the (gaming) odds be ever in your favor! :)

This week’s featured tournaments are:

  • Crystal Golf Solitaire
    –> $10 jackpot — Beginner Level Tournament
    –> $15 jackpot — Pro-level tournament
  • Sushi Stick
    –> $10 jackpot — Beginner level tournament
    –> $15 jackpot — Pro-level tournament 

Friday Fix

Well, it’s that time of the week again… TGIF! After a long week of hard work, it is nice to sit down and play and win a couple of cash games or games for Skill Tokens, isn’t it?  We’ve been working hard all week too, actively fixing glitches to make the site run even better.  We sincerely appreciate you putting up with them and letting us know about them so that we can get them all fixed up and make your gaming experience even better.

Here are the updates for this week:

  • Page titles are back! (Ok, I acknowledge that this one isn’t quite as exciting… I thought that maybe, just maybe, if I put an exclamation point in there, I could rouse up some excitement)
  • Change Mail page no longer says SkillAddiction… if you haven’t noticed yet, we’re changing everything over to Skillville Games… the awesome brand, duh. 
  • Other SkillAddiction artifacts removed throughout the site.  See above.
  • Registration and Registration Confirmation page bugs fixed… and SkillAddiction artifacts removed :)
  • CSS corrections made for some pages that use alternative CSS that was being pulled from SkillAddiction, including registerb page.  (Doesn’t make sense to you?  Me neither.  But it sounds like progress!)
  • Account Stats page has css fixes for alignment and styling, bringing it closer in line with the rest of the account section, and making it more legible.

Be sure to let us know when you come across something that doesn’t work or look quite right. We’ll work on getting it fixed asap.